The Graduate School of Library & Information Studies (GSLIS) at Queens College, CUNY, seeks to hire a tenure track Assistant Professor with a strong background in Archives Management and Studies, beginning fall 2018. The GSLIS is the only publicly supported American Library Association accredited school of library and information studies in the metropolitan New York City area. The GSLIS has a large and highly diverse student body.
Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in library/information science or a related field at the time of hire.
Qualified applicants must have at least one earned degree in library science or its equivalent. The successful candidate will have experience teaching in higher education and a demonstrated record or potential for research and service. Qualified candidates will have research and teaching expertise as well as practical experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Principals of Appraisal, Arrangement and Description, including how recent advances in technology provide opportunities for more dynamic and interactive tools for archival access. Constructing electronic finding aids and using Encoded Archival Description (EAD).
- Preservation of Cultural Heritage Materials: Preservation needs of different information formats commonly found in libraries, archives, and institutions of social memory including book, paper, photographic, and audio-visual materials; how environmental and storage conditions influence rates of deterioration; preservation functions required for long-term stability of materials; Funding sources for preservation activities.
- Digital Preservation Theory, tools/technologies and issues associated with the long-term retention, preservation and accessibility of material digitally born or subsequently digitized/reformatted. Characteristics of digital media, standards and quality control, digital asset management and best practices.
Qualified candidates will have demonstrated evidence of collaborative activity in professional or scholarly settings. Preference will be given to applicants who have familiarity with critical approaches to digital humanities, including issues related to public history, digital inclusion and ethics
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